Monday, April 28, 2014

More Roger Pictures

Sorry, but you need to click on the picture to see them regular work around the Blog App not accepting my photos....

Thursday, April 24, 2014

News...You Are Not Going To Like

First, I have more blog entries with pictures that will not post. I save them and keep trying to post them, but I get a failure notice. I will keep trying.

Second, and most important for parents and loved ones of missionaries: Please do not send any more packages to your missionaries from outside of Argentina.

The Church has instructed us to discontinue to pick up packages from Argentine Customs Offices. This is mainly due to the increased and still increasing cost of retrieving the packages which has been paid by the Church up to this point and has become prohibitive. This does not apply to packages that are sent from within Argentina as they do not go through Customs.

We will continue to retrieve packages from Customs for the next several weeks. However, if you have not sent a package, please do not as there is a considerable delay in the time it takes for a package that you send to be released by customs. (For example, last week I received a small package of pen refills that my daughter sent to me in November.)

I know that loved ones want to send their missionaries packages. We enjoy receiving them as well as sending them to our son who is currently serving in Chile. But, for now please do not send them from outside of Argentina to missionaries in the mission. I am sure that some creative loved ones will find alternative ways to show their love and support for their missionaries. A few suggestions that have been passed along are to put some funds in the missionary's personal account or wire funds through Western Union for the missionary to buy what would otherwise have been sent in a package, etc. I am sure there are other suggestions.

The missionaries will be fine. You will be fine. My wife and I will be fine. We all hope that this restriction is temporary. Thank you for understanding...???!!!

Post Script: There is a part of me that was hoping that my Blog App would not accept or post this entry and I could have the satisfaction of knowing I tried to let everyone know...without actually disappointing anyone...but as my luck would have it, it looks like this entry posted just fine.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Two for the price of one!

This pretty well sums up the weekend. During the District Conference in Ibarreta I asked my brother Roger to share some thoughts and I translated for him. That was a great moment. As he told the members there, 50 years ago when we were wrestling in the living room, who would have dreamed we would be standing together in a District Conference in Ibarreta, Formosa, Argentina?

A bonus was meeting a man that our son Chris taught and was baptized years ago.

And, we met the first member of the Church in Ibarreta. Hermana Maldonado.

Plus, we took this photo and I stood on tiptoes to make sure I was taller than Roger!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I think I found a way to beat the Blog App

For the past week I have been trying to post some pictures and text of the various forms of water in the mission. I have tried every trick I know and this is what I always get:

Well, ALMOST every trick I know. Here are the screen shots of the Blog post that will not post...